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FAQ item--polls

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 3:18 pm
by fromtheright
Pardon my ignorance but this technology is apparently too much for me. I would like to post a poll and see that there is not a "Post New Poll", that apparently I must "Post New Thread" and then select Yes, that I want to add a poll. From there I'm lost. Is "number of options" the same thing as "number of questions" or is that the number of possible answers on question one? I would like to add a poll with six yes or no answers. How do I do that? May I suggest an FAQ item on how to post a poll?


Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 8:54 pm
by Chicken Girl
The options are possible answers for the question:

Poll: what is your favorite color?

o Blue
o White
o Red
o Pink
o Orange

...that kind of thing.

Blue, white, red, pink and orange are the options for that poll I just made up.

To create this poll, I would start a new thread, post a poll, enter 5 as the number of options, "what is your favorite color?" as the question, and blue, white, red, pink, and orange as the options.

Does that help?

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:30 pm
by Writer@Large
Chicken Girl (who is pretty much an expert on polls by now ;) ) covered the basics pretty well.

To answer your other question: no, you cannot do a single poll with 6 yes/no questions. Polls are single question, multiple answer affairs. So you could provide one question with six answers, but not six different questions. If you want to get six answers from everyone, I suggest just writing them into the body of your OP.

A section on posting polls may be an interesting addition to the FAQ.


Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:34 am
by pescifish
Originally posted by Writer@Large
A section on posting polls may be an interesting addition to the FAQ.
As I responded on fromtheright's ICR thread suggestion, there is a section for this in the general vB f.a.q. available by clicking the button at the top of the page. Here is a link to the section on posting polls.